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Written by David Baerwald

This brilliant duet, sung by superstars Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor, was recorded for the “Moulin Rouge” soundtrack. The movie, directed by Baz Luhrmann, was a very successful modern-day musical. Kidman and McGregor demonstrated surprisingly good singing talent. They perform this first-rate song, written by David Baerwald, really well. “Come What May” was actually composed by Baerwald for Luhrmann’s previous movie, “Romeo + Juliet”. Because of this, the song was absurdly disqualified for an Academy Award nomination even though it brought its writer a Golden Globe nomination. The song is an evocative ballad produced by David Foster who backs the singers with a huge orchestral sound that set the romantic atmosphere and wonderfully supports Kidman and McGregor’s intense performances. Foster applies the same winning musical recipe that brought his protégée Josh Groban to international stardom.
The 2001 “Moulin Rouge” soundtrack was quickly certified platinum. It includes a blend of Broadway-like songs, usually sung by Kidman and McGregor, with some modern material performed by a who’s who of hip music stars including Beck, Bono, David Bowie and Fatboy Slim. It also contains the ultra-successful #1 remake of Labelle’s “Lady Marmalade” sung by Christina Aguilera, Mya, Pink and Lil’ Kim.


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Lead Vocals: Nicole Kidman & Ewan McGregor
Produced by David Foster


Never knew I could feel like this
Like I’ve never seen the sky before
I want to vanish inside your kiss
Every day I’m loving you more than this
Listen to my heart, can you hear it sings
Telling me to give you everything
Seasons may change, winter to spring
But I love you until the end of time

Come what may
Come what may
I will love you until my dying day

Suddenly the world seems such a perfect place
Suddenly it moves with such a perfect grace
Suddenly my life doesn’t seem such a waste
It all revolves around you
And there’s no mountain too high
No river too wide
Sing out this song I’ll be there by your side
Storm clouds may gather
And stars may collide
But I love you until the end of time


Oh, come what may, come what may
I will love you, I will love you
Suddenly the world seems such a perfect place

So love is it all
That it’s made out to be
When I look in your eyes
We touch and we smile
It all gets so easy
So clear
And so wild

Walk on the beach with the wind in your hair
Tides rushing over these moments we share
I swear it’s the price